Your Guide to Pregnancy After 35

It’s no secret that many women are waiting longer to begin a family. They want to accomplish some personal goals like completing their graduate degrees or reaching professional milestones. They make the decision to put pregnancy on the back burner, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t serious about wanting a baby. They know it would have been easier to get pregnant in their twenties, however, they recognize that it is still doable. If that describes you, here is your guide to pregnancy after 35.

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Welcome to South Bay OBGYN, Dr. Bao-Quyen Nguyen!

We are excited to announce that Dr. Bao-Quyen Nguyen is joining our team of OBGYNS in October 2023! Dr. Quyen earned her degree from UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas. Following that, she relocated to El Paso, TX, where she underwent her residency training at Las Palmas Del Sol Medical Center. Her skillset in minimally invasive surgery, stress incontinence, and high-risk obstetric care will be a valuable addition to our team.

Dr. Bao-Quyen Nguyen

Dr. Quyen’s commitment to women’s health is rooted in her passion for guiding women through pivotal life stages, from childbirth to menopause and empowering them to take control of their health decisions. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog, hiking, camping, and snowboarding. When not outside, she can be found crocheting, playing board games, or solving puzzles.

Please join us in welcoming to Dr. Quyen as she becomes a part of our team! We can’t wait to see the positive impact she’ll bring to our patients. If you’re interested in knowing more or scheduling a consultation with her, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Maximizing Your Health Insurance Benefits Before The End Of The Year

Maximizing your health insurance benefits before the end of the year should be a priority for you and your family. Don’t give up extra benefits just because you are busy or have forgotten about these perks. Now is exactly the time to review what you are still entitled to.

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Farewell Dr. Thesing!

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As of August 27, 2021, Michael J. Thesing, MD will no longer be available for appointments. After much thought and consideration for his and his family’s needs, Dr. Thesing made the tough decision to move away from private practice and join a group of doctors providing in-house hospitalist roles at various hospital facilities.  He remains in the area, but will only be working in the hospital setting.

Dr. Thesing had been a part of South Bay OBGYN since December 2019; we remain grateful for his time here with us and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

In Remembrance: Dr. Obed Ferrari

In Remembrance:

Our beloved Dr. Obed Ferrari passed away on April 29, 2021 from respiratory complications. His passing has come to us all as a great loss. He had been with South Bay OBGYN for the past 20Dr. Ferrari years and had recently stepped back in 2020, due to COVID. He had continued to be available to assist with obstetrical surgical cases and will be greatly missed.

During the past year, Dr. Ferrari took time off to travel, be with his Brother and was eager to get his soccer leagues going again this year. His focus on the Lord was extremely committed. He shared the message daily, attended bible study and was an actively practicing Seventh Day Adventist at Paradise Valley Spanish Church.

Dr. Ferrari is survived by all of us here at SB OBGYN, his wife, 3 daughters, several grandchildren, 2 sisters and 1 bother; plus numerous nieces and nephews who all adored him dearly. The memories of his daily smiles and quick wit will continue to brighten our hearts.

Grateful to the Lord who has called is son home.

March 2020 Newsletter from South Bay OBGYN

March Awareness

March is National Multiple Sclerosis, Colorectal Cancer, Endometriosis and Trisomy Awareness month. Many illnesses that we at SB OBGYN are here to assist you with.

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic illness affecting your central nervous system. The body’s own immune system attacks the protective lining of the protects nerve fibers.  This causes inflammation and scar tissue which makes it hard for your brain to send signals to the rest of your body. The most common symptom is fatigue and inability to walk.

Colorectal Cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon (large intestine) or rectum (anal). The American National Society states that 1 in 24 women will develop this type of cancer.  The most famous woman, Farrah Fawcett, lost her battle with this type of cancer at age 62. Common symptoms can be constipation or diarrhea, and changes in stool color, shape and contains blood.  This cancer has been associated with HPV infections; so prevention is ever so important and testing for your risk is available.

Endometriosis is a condition where the lining of your uterus grows outside of your uterus. It can grow on your ovaries, bowel, and pelvis. Endometriosis is a very common gynecological condition affecting up to 10% of women. The number one symptoms are pelvic pain and inflammation. You are not alone and we can assist in treating this condition.

Trisomy 8 is the condition that affects human chromosomes where three chromosomes exist verses just two. It is a rare disorder that is more often found in males versus females at a ratio of 4 to 1. It is rare, as only 1 out of 25,000 – 50,000 occur in pregnancy.  Some children born with this condition show physical symptoms while others do not. Genetic testing is available to all women throughout her pregnancy. Our office recommends such testing as a standard part of obstetrical care.

late office hoursANNOUNCING: Late Clinic Hours

South Bay OBGYN is pleased to announce late clinic hours at our Sharp Chula Vista Office at 765 Medical Center Court location. Our office has appointments available up till 7 pm into the evening to provide access to care to our patients. Contact our schedulers today to book after 5 pm!!!

South Bay Birthdays

Joanna Birthday celebration

February Birthday celebrations included our lead MA for BioTE, Joanna – Happy Birthday!!!